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  Topic: Insurance

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PostForum: Foraging on the Far Side   Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:00 pm   Subject: Insurance
I have gone round and round in circles on Phil Chandler connected 'sites'. I cannot find a link to my bee insurance.
Where should I be looking? Would be very pleased to get a response.
  Topic: Bee's wax products

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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:16 pm   Subject: Bee's wax products
I have tried to find recipes for bee's wax products on the forum. No luck so far! Looking for recipes for body lotion,, creams, lip balms, furniture polish.
If not in 'bee recipes and prod ...
  Topic: Building 'across' the bars

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:26 pm   Subject: Building 'across' the bars
Hello August C,
Tried to send you a message earlier so I hope I am not repeating myself.
On the initial look, it was when I had tried to gently lever the first bar away and very little was happening ...
  Topic: Building 'across' the bars

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PostForum: URGENT Help needed now!   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:34 pm   Subject: Building 'across' the bars
Took 'delivery' of a swarm on the 20th May. They seemed to settle in ok. I did just move out a follower board to see that they had enough room.
Yesterday, still, warm weather, decided would ...
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Quality Top Bar Hives by Andrew Vidler

Conserving wild bees

Research suggests that bumble bee boxes have a very low success rate in actually attracting bees into them. We find that if you create an environment where first of all you can attract mice inside, such as a pile of stones, a drystone wall, paving slabs with intentionally made cavities underneath, this will increase the success rate.

Most bumble bee species need a dry space about the size a football, with a narrow entrance tunnel approximately 2cm in diameter and 20 cm long. Most species nest underground along the base of a linear feature such as a hedge or wall. Sites need to be sheltered and out of direct sunlight.

There is a spectacular display of wild bee hotels here

More about bumblebees and solitary bees here

Information about the Tree Bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum)

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